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The Accidental Universe|Alan Lightman
The Accidental Universe : The World You Thought You Knew
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With passion and curiosity, Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by recent discoveries in science. He looks at the dialogue between science and religion; the conflict between our human desire for permanence and the impermanence of nature; the possibility that our universe is simply an accident; the manner in which modern technology has separated us from direct experience of the world; and our resistance to the view that our bodies and minds can be explained by scientific logic and laws.

Behind all of these considerations is the suggestion--at once haunting and exhilarating--that what we see and understand of the world is only a tiny piece of the extraordinary, perhaps unfathomable whole.

  • ISBN-13: 9780345805959
  • ISBN-10: 034580595X
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
  • Page Count: 176